Interested in learning more about optimal protein intake for athletes? Check out the info below
Calculating lean body mass:
Athletes should aim for around 0.8-1 gram of protein per pound of lean mass**, a little more on high volume training days.
Good protein sources:
1. grass fed beef
2. pastured chicken
3. wild salmon/tuna
4. Full fat plain greek yogurt or cottage cheese
5. pastured eggs
7. whey protein isolate - sometimes you just need a quick protein shake for convenience. Do your research to find a quality source.
8. bone broth/stock
The proteins in vegetables are incomplete and less bio-available, which means its harder for the body to use. Be aware of this if you rely on plant-based protein.